Now, you must understand, I am a Type-A personality. You'd never know it, looking at my house some days, but even the best strategists know when the battle is no longer worth fighting. I have lists for my lists. I never go shopping without my Cozi list. My terms are planned out by unit, in mid-summer. I have everything planned out. I even have a Secret List. With every sympathy card I have sent to a wife or family of a FF who died in the line of duty, I add to my list. Things that I don't want to forget when I can't remember my own name. Things that are important, but will seem like nothing if that day comes.
|B taking it all in at E2|
It is not an enjoyable conversation to have, but be sure to have it. Look into a living will for your FF, but also for you. If you can't make your wishes known, how will anyone know? Make your voice heard and be sure your FF's voice is heard, if, God forbid, the time ever comes.
But, until then, enjoy your firefighters and your families. Say what you need to say, before you can't say it. Live life, even if it is not how you planned it.
Be sure to remind your firefighter to come home safe and that they are never alone.